Development and calibration of aquatic passive sampler technologies for emerging water pollutants (2009–2012)

Abstract:
Exposure assessment related to emerging aquatic pollutants (EAPs) is an important task of authorities and industries in Australia. To date no passive samplers are available for the monitoring of EAPs such as perfluorinated chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products and brominated flame retardants. This collaboration between 2 Universities and 10 Industry Partners aims to develop and calibrate passive samplers for EAPs. We further aim to design and incorporate new QCQA procedures for in-field calibration of samplers. This will allow more effective monitoring of aquatic pollutants and improved protection of human and environmental health. '',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council